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Artichoke - Cranberry Stuffing

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“For easier chopping, freeze cranberries and chop with food processor fitted with metal blade. Those little suckers like to get away from you. Also, I don't generally like to stuff a bird out of the fear of food poisoning. Other well seasoned chefs know what they're doing though, so I included those instructions too. I like to use Rachel Ray's tip using muffin tins for individual 'Stuffin Muffins'.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim stems and tips of artichoke petals. Place stem-down in a deep saucepan or pot with 3 inches boiling water.
  2. Boil gently, covered, for 25 to 40 minutes or until a center petal pulls out easily. Drain upside-down on rack and cool.
  3. Remove outer petals from artichokes; save to enjoy as an appetizer or snack. Remove center petals and fuzzy centers of artichokes; trim out hearts.
  4. Chop hearts and place in a large bowl. Set aside.
  5. Steam carrots and onions for 8 to 10 minutes, or until carrots are nearly tender.
  6. Add steamed vegetables to artichokes; stir in bread crumbs, cranberries, thyme, and allspice. Toss until well combined.
  7. Sprinkle orange juice over mixture to moisten stuffing as desired. Toss well; season with pepper.
  8. Use to stuff a 12- to 15-pound turkey, a large roasting chicken, or other poultry.
  9. Bake at 350F, any remaining stuffing in a lightly greased baking dish, covered, during the last 30 to 40 minutes of roasting.

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